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David Sparks, Ph.D. 3-10 SS Lance Calling Elk
by David Sparks, Ph.D., click here for bio

Program: Sportsman's Spotlight
Date: March 10, 2011

 Lance Sellars is an accomplished hunter who is very much into sound as in the sound of wild animals. It turns out, as we are going to find out next, that the sounds elk make in the Nortwest have changed over the last ten years and you’re about to find out why. But let’s begin with what Lance does with the sounds he knows so much about….he makes…

 Instructional videos of what animal sound like how to use calls to duplicate their sounds. We all took our turns going out with the camera and calling, we were all successful but even if we weren’t successful, just being out in the wild hearing and talking to animals in their natural state if you go anywhere else nowadays where the  wolves are a problem, elk do not communicate like they should. They’re quiet and limited on their speaking because it’s a dinner  bell  that rings out  and those wolves are on them in no time. I’ve noticed a big change in them in the last 10 years. They’ll talk but you have to be within 100 or 200 yards of them. Once they get kicked into full rut they might go crazy but a female elk is only in heat for 24 hours. If you’re not in the right place at the right time they’re not going to talk to you.

 Well they must have said something to Lance that he understood because three years ago he went on a hunt and called in about 20 elk a day with his buddies. He ended up with a monster bull.



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